Licking Soil & Water, Farmland Preservation Landowner Information Meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Agricultural Services Center, 771 E. Main St., Newark. Licking Soil & Water will provide information on the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program, its requirements and deadlines. In Licking County, the deadline to submit an Intent-to-Apply form is Jan. 15. For more information, contact Pat Deering, farmland preservation coordinator with Licking Soil & Water at 740-670-5330.
Events and programs
Licking County Genealogical Society, general meeting, 2 p.m. Jan. 5 in the first-floor meeting room at the Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark. In addition to the group's annual business meeting, Bill Markley, Licking County records and archives clerk, will present "Licking County Records and Archives -- Update." Members should plan to attend and bring a guest. Meetings and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Licking Soil & Water, Farmland Preservation Landowner Information Meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Agricultural Services Center, 771 E. Main St., Newark. Licking Soil & Water will provide information on the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program, its requirements and deadlines. In Licking County, the deadline to submit an Intent-to-Apply form is Jan. 15. For more information, contact Pat Deering, farmland preservation coordinator with Licking Soil & Water at 740-670-5330, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Licking County Master Gardeners, training for new volunteers, starting Feb. 4. Those who have a strong interest in gardening and who would enjoy sharing their interest in plants are encouraged to apply. For more detailed information or an application, go to licking.osu.edu or call the Ohio State University Extension at 740-670-5315.
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground, Feb. 14-16 at the Granville middle and high schools. The state's largest sustainable food and farm conference features keynote sessions with Kathleen Merrigan and Atina Diffley; more than 100 educational workshops; two in-depth pre-conference events; a trade show; and locally sourced and organic homemade meals. To register or for more information, including pre-conference descriptions and workshop listings, go to www.oeffa.org/conference2014.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.Granville Senior Center
All programs take place at the Granville Fellowship Senior Center, 3825 Columbus Road, Granville, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 740-587-1333.
Ongoing events include:
Mondays -- noon, free light lunches for adults ages 60 and older, call for reservations; 1:30 p.m., Delay the Disease.
Wednesdays -- noon, free light lunches for adults ages 60 and older, call for reservations; 1:15 p.m. Balance Class.
Thursdays -- 1 p.m., Beginners Mahjongg.
Fridays -- 12:30 p.m., Delay the Disease.Health
Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics Class, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 8 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. Participants will learn the basics of breastfeeding, including the skills and techniques necessary for success. A certified lactation consultant will be available for one-on-one questions. The cost is $20 per family. To register, call 740-348-4346, or email firstimpressions@LMHealth.org.
Immunizations, 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays by appointment, Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark. For information, call 740-349-6535.
WIC Satellite Clinic, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 15 at the Pataskala YMCA West Branch, 355 W. Broad St. For information call the Licking County Health Department at 740-349-6535.
Immunization Satellite Clinic, by appointment only, Jan. 15 at the Pataskala West Licking Fire Department, 851 E. Broad St. For information call the Licking County Health Department at 740-349-6535.
Blood pressure clinic, 8 a.m. to noon daily at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road. Call 740-349-6535.
Medical clinic, held by Vineyard Community Church, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the church, 15187 Palmer Road in Reynoldsburg. Free work physicals, health screenings and treatment for nonemergency illnesses. Health care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.Meetings
Licking County Board of Health, Jan. 21 in the Unity Board Room of the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark. For more information call 740-349-6535.
Friday Night Frenzy, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Christian Endeavor UMC, 1415 Londondale Parkway in Newark. Games, music and food are free to all ages. Call 740-344-2351.
Granville Fellowship Mahjong Group, 1 p.m. Thursdays at 3825 Columbus Road, Building G in Granville. The group is seeking new participants; no experience necessary. For more information, call 740-587-1333 or visit granvillefellowship.org.
Licking County Democratic Club, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Don Hill Licking County Administration Building, 20 S. Second St. in Newark
The Licking Heights Athletic Boosters meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Licking Heights High School, 4000 Mink St. in Pataskala.
Bryn Du Governance Commission, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Bryn Du Mansion property. Meetings are open to the public. Call 740-587-7053.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Granville Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Thursdays at College Town House, 334 E Broadway, Granville. Contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or email@example.com or visit amspirit.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Moundbuilders Chapter, noon Thursdays at Heritage Hall, 1058 E. Main St., Newark. Contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit amspirit.com.Support groups
Partners in Breastfeeding Support Group, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark. For more information, call 740-349-6535.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, noon on the last Thursday of the month at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 75 McMillen Drive. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Beth Mueller at 740-344-0357 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. Lunch provided.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Nar-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Shepherd Hill main building, 200 Messimer Drive in Newark. Nar-Anon Family Group is a companion, but separate program, to Narcotics Anonymous. Meetings are open to family and friends of people who are using drugs. For more information, call Susan at 740-344-5963.
Survivors After Suicide, sponsored by Mental Health America, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. Call 740-522-1341 or email email@example.com.
Schizophrenia Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 65 Messimer Drive in Newark.